Keep reading to see how you can get this sweet, floral spring look:
I used Make Up For Ever’s Tres Vichy Spring 2011 Collection as inspiration for this look (but actually didn’t use any MUFE products :P). I also couldn’t rustle up any gingham to make myself a huge bow like the one in the advertisement.
Lets get started…
1. Apply an eyeshadow primer and use a white eyeliner as a base. Apply the white eyeliner all over the eyelid and blend using a finger or brush. The white base will help colours look brighter.
2. Use a flat shader brush to pat on a matte bubblegum pink shadow to the inner 1/3 of the lid. Pat a matte white shadow onto the middle 1/3 of the lid. Use a fluffy brush to lightly go over the border of these two shades to blend them together so a harsh border is not visible.
3. Apply a matte apple green colour to the outer 1/3 of the lid and blend with the white shadow on the middle 1/3. The matte colours act as further bases to intensify the colour. Apply a shimmery pink shadow over the matte pink, shimmery white over the matte white and shimmery green over the matte green. Blend the edges of the colour so there are no harsh borders.
4. Take a dark forest green and apply it to the outer crease with a pencil brush. Use very little – this is just to give the eyelid some depth, not darken the look.
5. Take the same shimmery apple green used in Step 3 on a fluffy blending brush. Use this brush to blend the dark forest green into the crease.
6. Using a liquid liner, make a thin line as close to the lashline as possible. Create a small curved wing at the end. If you do make a mistake, wait for the liner to dry and then gently buff it away with a cotton bud.
7. The finishing touches! Use the same colours on your lid to line the bottom lashline. I divided the pink, white and green by thirds as with the eyelid – you can definitely experiment in this area! Apply some shimmery white eyeshadow to the inner tearduct area and pull the colour up towards the crease to bring more light into this area. Use a shade slightly lighter than your own skin colour to highlight under the browbone.
Line your waterline with a green eyeliner for an extra pop of colour. I applied dark green eyeliner and set it with a eyeliner brush using the same apple green shadow I used on the lid. Do not use powder on your waterline if you have sensitive eyes.
Finally, curl your lashes and apply a volumising mascara!
Add a fresh pink blush to your cheekbones to complete this sweet springy look! This is perfect for a picnic or evening event. The colours work very well for both day and night. Since the colours are light and refreshing, they work well for a season generally associated with light/natural makeup.
If you’re a beginner, this is a good look for practising blending colours!
List of products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance (primer)
- Rimmel Kohl in White (base)
- 88 Palette – Matte & Shimmer (eyeshadows)
- Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner (eyeliner)
- MAC Eye Kohl in Minted (eyeliner)
- Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express (mascara)
- MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC42
- Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach
- MAC Lightful Powder in NC45
- MAC Ricepaper (highlight)
- MAC Fleur Power (blush)
- MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze (bronzer)
- Estee Lauder lipstick in Venetian Rose
- The Body Shop Shimmer Gloss (no shade name – Limited Edition)
As always, these products are just a guide! You can achieve the same results using similar products that you may already have! I hope you guys enjoyed this look and will give it a try! Stay tuned for more…